The Truth Behind the NDIS

All it takes is a quick search on Reddit to get a sense of what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be like for people with a disability. The truth of the matter is, the NDIS can sometimes do more harm than good, and as a support worker and social work student, I haveContinue reading “The Truth Behind the NDIS”

Women with intellectual disability and the pandemic of sexual violence against them

It is likely no secret to most readers, that women are widely reported to be most vulnerable to violence, and usually at the hands of other men. However, sometimes this blanket report can sway us from delving deeper into the trenches of the brutality that afflicts specific demographics of women. Which brings me to theContinue reading “Women with intellectual disability and the pandemic of sexual violence against them”

Why is there a monkey used in a symbol for intellectual disability?

This will be a short blog post, but something I’d really like to get off my chest. So, I’m currently in the process of writing a piece about women with an intellectual disability and abuse, and it occurred to me that I should try and find some appropriate images to include in my post. SoContinue reading “Why is there a monkey used in a symbol for intellectual disability?”

What is ABA Therapy?

#Autism #Autismawareness #Disabilityrights #ABATherapy I am not an expert on ABA therapy, but I like to think I know enough about it, and have had enough exposure to it, that I can comment on the impact it may have on Autistic people. ABA Therapy stands for Applied Behavioural Analysis, and it is a psychological interventionContinue reading “What is ABA Therapy?”

Treat Autistic Adults like Adults

There is no excuse for speaking to an Autistic person like they’re a popular breed of puppy. The patronisation can vary from person to person, and based on what ‘degree’ of Autism a person may live with. For example, I was booked for a public speaking session once and was required to travel interstate. UponContinue reading “Treat Autistic Adults like Adults”